Patents by Inventor Carl A. Clark

Carl A. Clark has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11357684
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with GERD and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a support element that has a first end portion and a second end portion and a top surface disposed at an angle relative to a bottom surface of the support element. The second end portion has a height greater than the first end portion. A riser element is configured to be coupled proximate to the second end portion of the support element. A body element is configured to be disposed on at least one of the support element or the riser element. The body element has a first arm and a second arm connected together by an arc portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Amenity Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Melcher, Aaron Clark, Clint Erickson
  • Publication number: 20220160139
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with GERD and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a base support having a support element portion and an encasement portion. The support element portion has a first end portion, a second end portion and a top surface disposed at an angle relative to a bottom surface. The second end portion has a height greater than the first end portion. A support pillow member is fixedly coupled to the base support between at least a portion of the encasement portion and at least a portion the second end portion of the support element portion. The support pillow member, the support element portion and the encasement portion collectively define an interior region that includes a receiving portion configured to receive at least a portion of a user's arm therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Amenity Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl MELCHER, Aaron CLARK, Clint ERICKSON
  • Publication number: 20220160560
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with GERD and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a support element and a conformable riser element adjacent the support element. The riser element and the support element collectively form a body support member configured to support a user and define a receiving portion configured to receive a portion of the user's arm. The riser element and the support element are each disposed within a casing formed at least in part with a stretch material. In some embodiments, the riser element includes a polyester filler material and the stretch material includes a four-way stretch material. The four-way stretch material in combination with the polyester filler material enables the riser element to be conformable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Amenity Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl MELCHER, Aaron CLARK, Clint ERICKSON
  • Patent number: 7244087
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and a method to unload bulk powders from large bulk containers. The system and method are particularly useful for unloading bulk cohesive powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Catherine Marie Wilson, Timothy Allan Bell, John D. Connolly, Jr., Peter Carl Clark, Andrew P. Mitchell, James E. Mothersbaugh
  • Patent number: 7229242
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and a method to unload bulk powders from large bulk containers. The system and method are particularly useful for unloading bulk cohesive powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Timothy Allan Bell, Peter Carl Clark, John D. Connolly, Jr., Catherine Marie Wilson, Andrew P. Mitchell, James E. Mothersbaugh
  • Publication number: 20070038572
    Abstract: A method and system for metering usage of software products on a data processing system. Requests to load an executable module are monitored and, if it is determined that a request was received to load an executable module, a metering flag is checked for the executable module that is indicative of whether the executable module is an executable module that is to be metered. If the metering flag indicates that the executable module is to be metered, a software product associated with the executable module is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernardo Pastorelli, Peter Relson, Carl Clark
  • Publication number: 20060167999
    Abstract: Ensuring that a given transactional unit of work arrives at an appropriate server instance. A server instance receives a request that is associated with a unit of work. The server instance that received the request determines whether it is responsible for the unit of work associated with that request. When the server instance is responsible for the unit of work, the server instance processes the request. When the server instance is not responsible for the unit of work, it attempts to register its interest in the unit of work. If this attempt is successful, then the server instance can process the request. If the attempt is unsuccessful, then the responsible server instance is located and the request is forwarded to the responsible server instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Clark, Jeffrey Frey, Carroll Fulkerson, Rodney Little, Gary Puchkoff
  • Publication number: 20050225970
    Abstract: A compartment for threadably replacing a flashlight battery holding handle end cap of a flashlight. A housing holds tools and has a collar on a proximal end thereof that screws the housing into the flashlight where the flashlight battery holding handle end cap was removed from. A coil spring sits coaxially in the collar and provides a negative contact previously provided by the flashlight battery holding handle end cap. A distal end of the housing threadably receives the flashlight battery holding handle end cap. The housing has a plurality of through bores allowing viewing into the compartment. A transparent removable jar is snugly contained in the housing and closes off the plurality of through bores and thereby waterproofs the housing, while allowing viewing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Shane Molthop, Carl Clark
  • Publication number: 20040004091
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and a method to unload bulk powders from large bulk containers. The system and method are particularly useful for unloading bulk cohesive powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Catherine Marie Wilson, Timothy Allan Bell, John D. Connolly, Peter Carl Clark
  • Patent number: 6558111
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and a method to unload bulk powders from large bulk containers. The system and method are particularly useful for unloading bulk cohesive powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Catherine Marie Wilson, Timothy Allan Bell, John D. Connolly, Jr., Peter Carl Clark
  • Publication number: 20020119032
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and a method to unload bulk powders from large bulk containers. The system and method are particularly useful for unloading bulk cohesive powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Catherine Marie Wilson, Timothy Allan Bell, John D. Connolly, Peter Carl Clark
  • Patent number: 5503741
    Abstract: A device for the dialysis of a sample. The device embodies a hermetically sealed sample chamber formed by a gasket with dialysis membranes affixed to each side in substantially parallel relationship. The gasket is impermeable to the sample being dialyzed, but is penetrable and reusable such that a needle or the like can be inserted through the gasket into the chamber and then withdrawn without sample being permitted to leak. The gasket is of sufficient thickness to accommodate insertion of a needle. In a further embodiment, the device is fitted into a rigid housing containing windows exposing the dialysis membranes and further containing a channel parallel to the dialysis membranes for directing a needle into the gasket in a direction substantially perpendicular to the edge of the gasket so that the needle can access the chamber without contacting the surfaces of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Pierce Chemical Company
    Inventor: Carl Clark
  • Patent number: 5344257
    Abstract: A bail element (10) having a medial portion (12) with a pair of legs (14, 16) extending integrally therefrom and a mechanical expansion anchor having a pair of shell halves (68, 70) and tapered plug (80) held in assembled relation by the bail. The bail legs are identical to one another and, prior to assembly with the shell halves and plug, have three distinct, linear portions (46, 48, 50) respectively extending at preferred angles of about 10.degree., 36.degree. and 12.5.degree. with respect to lines parallel to the bail centerline (A--A). The bail medial portion includes a pair of upstanding portions shown in a first embodiment (34, 36) and a second embodiment (54, 56) for puncturing a resin cartridge which may be installed with the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Raymond L. Wright, Carl A. Clark
  • Patent number: 5282698
    Abstract: A threaded fastener and method of fabrication thereof wherein the fastener or nut includes a first portion having external, wrench-engaging surfaces and a central, through bore, internally threaded for at least a portion of its length from a base surface. A wall portion extends integrally from the end of the first portion opposite the base surface, concentrically surrounding and spaced radially outwardly from the end of the bore. The first and wall portions are formed as a metal casting with the wall portion in two segments separated by longitudinally extending, V-shaped notches. The free edges of the wall segments, which initially lie in a plane normal to the axis of the bore, are deformed by a die, moving radially inward so that the wall segments are in a domed configuration with the free edges defining a substantially oval opening having a major axis with a length about equal to the diameter of the bore and a minor axis about 4/5 that of the major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Raymond L. Wright, Carl A. Clark
  • Patent number: 5094577
    Abstract: An expansion shell assembly of the type including a pair of unitary expansion shell elements, each having two leaf members joined adjacent their lower ends by bridge portions with a bail fixedly attached at terminal ends to outer surfaces of the bridge portions to maintain the expansion shell elements in assembled relation. The bridge portions include a recessed area extending continuously between its upper and lower edges. The recessed areas are divided into two portions, with the lower portions substantially narrower than the upper portions, wherein terminal ends of the bail are secured. Opposing edges of the shell elements are in spaced, substantially parallel relation with the space therebetween free of any structure extending into such space over the full axial length of the shell elements. Relieved areas extend into the inner surfaces of the bridge portions to provide a clearance for the lower end of a tapered camming plug which is moved between the shell elements to effect radial expansion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, Raymond L. Wright
  • Patent number: 5011337
    Abstract: A one-piece, malleable iron, expansion shell, and a leaf of such shell, for use in an expansion to be installed in a relatively small (about 1") diameter bore hole with a conventional size (5/8") bolt. The expansion shell, and individual shell leaves have unique features contributing to the effectiveness of the anchor when used either with or without a resin grouting mixture. The slots or spaces between adjacent shell leaves include upper and lower portions, each of constant width, the lower portion being wider than the upper portion, whereby the leaves are narrower in the area where they are bent outwardly from the closed ring at the base than in the area where they are compressionally engaged between the plug and the hole wall. Upper portions of the inner leaf surfaces taper toward the shell axis and the side edges of such surfaces taper toward one another from the upper, free ends of the leaves toward the lower ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, Raymond L. Wright
  • Patent number: 4913593
    Abstract: A two-piece, malleable iron, expansion anchor for installation in a relatively small (about 1") diameter bore hole with a conventional size (5/8") bolt. The four-prong expansion shell, camming plug, and individual shell leaves each have unique features contributing to the effectiveness of the anchor when used either with or without a resin grouting mixture. The slots or spaces between adjacent shell leaves include upper and lower portions, each of constant width, the lower portion being wider than the upper portion, whereby the leaves are narrower in the area where they are bent outwardly from the closed ring at the base than in the area where they are compressionally engaged between the plug and the hole wall. Upper portions of the inner leaf surfaces taper toward the shell axis and the side edges of such surfaces taper toward one another from the upper, free ends of the leaves toward the lower ends. An axial rib extends outwardly from the surface of the camming plug over its entire length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, Raymond L. Wright
  • Patent number: 4764055
    Abstract: A resin reinforced expansion anchor system for a mine roof support bolt or the like utilizes a specially configured, thin-walled expansion shell together with a thin-walled, dual-taper plug for expanding the shell. The shell and the plug cooperate to implement a particularly desirable type of mechanical expansion anchoring action while simultaneously providing a symmetrical array of resin flow passages at circumferentially spaced locations about the anchor assembly to permit proper distribution and flow of a quick setting resin mix. The system of the invention enables a relatively large diameter rock bolt or threaded bar to be securely anchored in a blind drilled hole that is of relatively small diameter, with the anchoring action of a mechanical expansion anchor assembly being desirably augumented by the anchoring action of a concurrently established resin bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Birmingham Bolt Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, Raymond L. Wright
  • Patent number: 4662795
    Abstract: A nut element having a frangible portion for use with an elongated bar having an upper end anchored by a resin material within a drill hole in a mine roof, or the like, and a lower end extending outside the hole and threaded to receive the nut element of the invention. The nut includes a portion spaced from the threaded opening which limits relative rotation of the nut and bar. Thus, rotation of the nut with the lower end of the bar contacting the rotation-limiting portion thereof serves to rotate the bar within the drill hole, causing the upper end of the bar to rupture a conventional two-compartment resin cartridge and mix the contents thereof. When the resin has hardened to hold the bar stationary, excess torque applied to the nut serves to break the rotation-limiting portion thereof, preferably a dome-shaped cap with an opening of smaller diameter than the threaded end of the bar, allowing the nut to be snugly secured against a roof support plate and tension the resin-anchored bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, John Rogala
  • Patent number: RE31776
    Abstract: A mine roof bolt and expansion anchor are provided with means preventing relative rotation of the two in a direction tending to withdraw the bolt from the tapered nut of the anchor while allowing relative rotation in the opposite direction, whereby the bolt may be rotationally advanced into the nut as the anchor remains rotationally stationary to effect expansion of the anchor shell within a drill hole. A conventional, two-compartment resin cartridge is inserted into the drill hole ahead of the end of the bolt carrying the anchor. The cartridge is ruptured and the contents thereof mixed by advance of the bolt and anchor while rotating in the direction preventing relative rotation. Immediately thereafter the bolt is rotated in the opposite direction, thereby expanding the anchor and firmly securing it in the hole. The bolt may then be immediately loaded without regard to the setting time of the resin. Three embodiments are disclosed of the means providing the aforementioned relative rotational action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Clark, John Rogala